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Daniel Holder Family

First Generation

Daniel Holder was born before 1790, and first appears in the Forsyth County area in the 1830 Stokes County census. We believe that he is the Daniel Holder who married Nancy Standeford in 1816 in Orange County NC and that he is probably the son of William Holder who died in 1817 in Orange County. Although Daniel's descendants seem to have married into some of the same families as the other Holders in northwest Forsyth County, DNA testing has confirmed that this is a different Holder family that probably traces back ultimately to eastern North Carolina (Bertie County).

Daniel died intestate on February 12, 1842. Estate papers in the NC state archives indicate that a year's provision was requested for his widow Nancy, who was left "with a large family unprovided for". In the 1850 Forsyth county census, Nancy is listed as age 57, suggesting birth about 1793. She survived through the 1870 census, where she is listed as age 80.

Second Generation

Children of Daniel and Nancy Holder
Mary A. Holder (1819-1905) m. Abraham Jackson Faircloth (1819-1885) error in his name corrected February 9, 2015
James Holder (ca. 1820-1865) m. 1) Sarah Casey, 2) Jane Martin (d. 1866)
William Henderson Holder (1822-1864; Civil War casualty) m. Nancy Hauser, d/o Daniel Hauser and Susannah Holder
Daniel Jackson Holder (ca. 1823-?) m. 1) Catherine Fry (ca. 1834-?), 2) Matilda C. ______ (ca. 1826-?)
Elizabeth Holder (ca. 1827-?) m. William Kimball (d. bef. 1860)
Israel Holder (ca. 1832-?) m. Deborah Martin
Martha A. Holder (ca. 1838-?) m. George Casey

Records at the Moravian Archives in Salem state that James Holder was born in Orange County NC.

Third Generation

Children of James Holder and Jane Martin
Jackson Holder (1852-1853)
Nancy Elizabeth Jane Holder (1854-1912) m. Thomas Wesley Long (1850-1926)
Mahala Perlinda Holder (1857-?)
Mary Marinda Holder (1857-1929) m. Edwin V. Faircloth (1856-1938)
Alice S. Holder (1859-1901) m. Samuel Brewer (probably 1855-1903)

The card file in the Moravian Archives in Salem states that James Holder had two children from his first marriage, to Sarah Casey, and eight children with Jane Martin. He was born in Orange Co. NC and died 25 Sep 1865 in Raleigh NC.


Children of William Holder and Nancy Hauser
James W. Holder (ca. 1844-?)
Alexander W. Holder (ca. 1846-?)
William L. Holder (ca. 1848-?)
Daniel P. Holder (ca. 1854-?)
Edwin Sylvester Holder (1858-?)


Children of Daniel Jackson Holder and Catherine Fry
Elizabeth Holder (ca. 1862-?)
Mary Holder (ca. 1867-?)
William Holder (ca. 1869-?)


Children of Elizabeth Holder and William Kimball
Sarah J. Kimball (ca. 1849-?)
Amanda M. Kimball (ca. 1850-?)
Caroline E. Kimball (ca. 1854-?)
Cornelia A. Kimball (ca. 1859-?)


Child of Israel Holder and Deborah Martin
Susan Holder (ca. 1853-?) m. Edward Casey, s/o Thomas and Eliza Casey

Susan and Edward married in Forsyth County in 1876. The marriage license says "bride's parents of Virginia". Did Israel and Deborah have additional children?


Forsyth Co. cemetery records

Stokes and Forsyth Co. census records and marriage bonds

Card file, Moravian Archives in Salem

Discussion on HOLDER-L list, 5/1/99, several participants; thanks especially to Jill McCracken and Carl Holder for information on this family.

This page was created on May 27, 2001 and revised on February 29 2004.

©, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran and Elizabeth H. Harris,

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